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Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to Rear Admiral William T. Sampson, Commander, North Atlantic Fleet

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Washington, July 23, 1898.  

     Transfer to General Shafter1 merchant ships captured in Santiago. The War Department wants them for troops.

LONG.        

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 80, Entry 194, vol. 1, p. 316. Addressed before opening: “Sampson,/Playa del Este, Cuba.”

Footnote 1: Maj. Gen. William R. Shafter, Commander, Fifth Army Corps.

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